Kr­ish­na­p­at­nam Port Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal Pvt Ltd

CON­TAINER TER­MI­NAL OF THE YEAR (BE­LOW 600,000 TEUS)

Maritime Gateway - - Lifetime Achievement Award -

ne of the prom­i­nent con­tainer han­dling fa­cil­i­ties on the east coast of In­dia is Kr­ish­na­p­at­nam Port Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal which since its in­cep­tion has con­stantly evolved it­self to con­tinue with ro­bust growth in cargo vol­ume. The ter­mi­nal’s strat­egy to en­ter into new mar­kets and serv­ing the trade with ad­vanced and more ef­fi­cient in­fra­struc­ture helped it to reg­is­ter a whop­ping Y-O-Y growth of 115 per cent in FY2016-17. Recog­nis­ing its ef­forts and achieve­ments in the seg­ment the jury se­lected Kr­ish­na­p­at­nam Port Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal as the win­ner of “Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal of the Year” for the be­low 0.6 mil­lion teus cat­e­gory. One of the high­lights of the ter­mi­nal’s achieve­ment has been sig­nif­i­cant growth in trans­ship­ment cargo vol­ume. Tran­ship­ment on east coast has been an un­tapped mar­ket as most of the cargo is still be­ing han­dled at the near­est for­eign hub ports. First time, KPCT has started han­dling tran­ship­ment cargo un­der PIX ser­vice which was ear­lier used to serve the Sin­ga­pore tran­ship­ment hub. With the launch of this new ser­vice KPCT has be­come one of the emerg­ing tran­ship­ment han­dling con­tainer ter­mi­nals in south and east In­dia. The surge in

EXIM trans­ac­tions at the ter­mi­nal could also be at­trib­uted to the com­mence­ment of CONCOR’S new rail move­ment be­tween ICD Ban­ga­lore and ICD Sanath Na­gar to KPCT. Sev­eral main­line car­ri­ers have started their ser­vices from KPCT as the sup­port of ex­porters and im­porters to KPCT grew ex­po­nen­tially. Pos­i­tive growth across all per­for­mance pa­ram­e­ters of the ter­mi­nal is likely to fur­ther ramp up growth of the ter­mi­nal in the com­ing years.

(L to R) Capt Vivek S Anand, Pres­i­dent,

MANSA; Vinita

Venkatesh, Di­rec­tor, Kr­ish­na­p­at­nam Port Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal Pvt Ltd; Capt Rahul Choud­huri, MD,AMEA,VER­I­TAS Petroleum Ser­vices

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